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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Southwest Christian won the Heartland Christian Athletic Association baseball state championship Tuesday at Warrior Field in their win over Columbia Christian, 12-2, in four innings.

"It was a good turnout, as far as the coaches that came in," Trinity Christan head baseball coach Brantley Price said. "All the coaches were excited to be here and thanked us for the opportunity.

"They were really impressed with our facilities, so hopefully that will give us a chance to possibly host tournaments in the future."

Trinity Christian fell to Claremore in the first game of the day, 5-1.

"We had a few different opportunities we were unable to capitalize on," Price said. "We left the bases loaded a few times and in this league, you have to capitalize on your opportunities when they arise.

"At the beginning of the season, we were hoping to have a season. In the middle of the season, we were hoping to make the tournament and in the end, we ended up hosting the tournament. We didn't have the time we needed to develop, but that's something we will work on in the offseason."

Claremore lost to Columbia Christian in the second game of the day.

"For me, we're going to have our meetings and I'm going to give them individual workout plans for the summer," Price said. "A lot of baseball is between the ears, then you get to throwing and catching.

"Beyond the fundamentals, there's a lot of little things we need to work on. We'll get into that from now, until we start practicing as a team and heading into the next season."

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